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Drayton Florence

Drayton Florence - #29 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 193 lbs.
Birthday 12/19/1980
Birthplace Waycross, GA
College Tuskegee
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 2nd round, 14th pick by Chargers

Jaguars sign DT Edwards, cut DT McClain

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Sunday that they have signed veteran DT Dwan Edwards and waived second-year DT Terrell McClain.

Panthers cut WR Ajirotutu, trade for S Jones

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 5:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced their first batch of cuts on the way to the deadline for a 53-man roster later Friday.

Rivera expects WR Smith back to practice Sunday

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Head coach Ron Rivera says he expects WR Steve Smith will return to practice Sunday and play in the Panthers' season opener.

NFC South teams have questions at MLB spot

Posted Aug. 29, 2012 @ 7:51 p.m. ET
A tie binding each of the four NFC South teams is concern at middle linebacker, but how worried should they really be?

Panthers PK Medlock wins NFL job in 'final attempt'

Posted Aug. 28, 2012 @ 9:19 p.m. ET
PK Justin Medlock was a little apprehensive when the Panthers called in March and asked him to come in for a tryout.

Panthers cut PK Mare, P Harris

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
The Panthers made several moves Monday in order to reduce the active roster to 75 players, including the release of PK Olindo Mare.

Panthers RB Stewart leaves game with injury

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
RB Jonathan Stewart suffered what appeared to be a right ankle injury in the Panthers' preseason game vs. the Jets Sunday.

Panthers' Johnson working to answer Rivera's call

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson admitted he was surprised when Ron Rivera publicly challenged him to take his game to another level early in training camp.

Panthers extend RB Stewart for five years

Posted Aug. 11, 2012 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran RB Jonathan Stewart to a five-year contract extension on Saturday, the team announced.

Twelve NFL proposition wagers to ponder

Posted Aug. 09, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
Mike Wilkening plays oddsmaker and puts up 12 hypothetical proposition bets for 2012, including one focusing on Cam Newton's rushing TDs.

Panthers WR Smith bruises knee, held out of practice

Posted Aug. 07, 2012 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith was held out of the second half of Tuesday morning's practice after bruising his left knee.

Time for Panthers' Olsen to shine

Posted Aug. 05, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
It is a familiar theme for owners that have followed him throughout his career — this really could be Greg Olsen’s year.

Panthers wondering if LaFell will seize opportunity

Posted Aug. 03, 2012 @ 11:29 a.m. ET
We hear no one in Panthers’ camp is posing a legitimate challenge to WR Brandon LaFell, who is in line to start opposite Steve Smith.

Panthers release OT Otah

Posted Aug. 02, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The Panthers terminated the contract of OT Jeff Otah, the team announced Thursday.

Jets sending OT Otah back to Carolina

Posted July 31, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
OT Jeff Otah will return to the Panthers after his trade to the Jets was voided when he didn't pass a physical.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 03, 2012
The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Drayton Florence.||||||| The 31-year-old Florence has played nine seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. He was released Friday by the Denver Broncos. Florence started all 16 games the past two seasons for the Bills. Lions coach Jim Schwartz says he can bring experience to Detroit's secondary.
Posted May 10, 2012
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with Florence, who was released by the Buffalo Bills last week.||||||| Florence is a 10th-year pro whose release from the Bills was regarded as a mild surprise. He had 45 starts in 46 games during his three-year stint with Buffalo. But he was slated to make $4 million in base salary this season and the Bills took South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore and LSU cornerback Ron Brooks in the draft.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Drayton Florence has a sprained ankle that will keep him out of the team's preseason opener at Chicago next weekend.||||||| Coach Chan Gailey spoke after practice Sunday, saying Florence will miss up to a week. The defensive back was hurt a day earlier when he landed awkwardly while defending a receiver in the end zone. The eight-year NFL veteran was the Bills' most consistent cornerback last season. He re-signed with the team prior to training camp.
Posted Sept. 10, 2009
Florence practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Thursday, though it's unlikely he'll be ready for Sunday's opener after missing three weeks with a knee injury.||||||| Florence is a reserve cornerback and has no fantasy value even when healthy.
Posted March 04, 2009
The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with Florence late Tuesday night. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.||||||| The 28-year-old Florence will provide the secondary with some depth as he becomes the fifth cornerback on the team's roster. Buffalo will head into the 2009 season with Terrence McGee and 2008 first-round pick (11th overall) Leodis McKelvin as the starters, with Florence in the mix to occupy the nickel role. Florence was cut by Jacksonville last month after signing a lucrative six-year, $36 million deal - with about $12 million guaranteed - with the Jaguars in 2008.

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